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Ultimate Elvis

December 12, 2014 | Book

Erik Lorentzen's Ultimate Elvis is what it should be: one of the biggest Christmas presents ever. It is out and on its way to the dealers!

Orion wrote on December 12, 2014
"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas......."
Gorse wrote on December 13, 2014
Looks very impressive but I guess so also will be the price.!! Is this why the sessions of Keith Flynn disappeared. My unrealistic hope for 2015 is that this magnificent tome might be have to be edited because a new recording session is found. - dream on Gorse.
Natha wrote on December 13, 2014
Only affordable for me IF I win the lottery. And I read somewhere that Keith Flynn is part of this massive work. So unfortunately the online database will be no more available. Maybe someone else will pick it up again to provide those who cannot afford this work with details
jean michel wrote on December 13, 2014
Gorse , any "new" info found will be made available & updated on the author's site . As for the cost of the set ; you can get a "special" deal if you order it directly from him. Hope that could help.
benny scott wrote on December 13, 2014
Gorse, Natha, the now offline Keith Flynn pages will be available again from 16 january 2015 on, according to Keith himself. Just check his site. Have a nice weekend all of you ! Always El.
benny scott wrote on December 13, 2014
Correction : should be "pages offline untill january 2015". Always El.
wildfishie wrote on December 13, 2014
After it is sold out, they could release a digital version and sell it for a cheaper price to the people who can't afford the physical books. I'd be very glad to purchase a digital version of this set, as well as the complete "Elvis Files" collection. The world is going digital why not think likewise about these collectable books? Good thing is: they would always be available for the new generations...
Lou A wrote on December 16, 2014
I got my copy of this set of three books and slip case today. Incredible amount of content with tons of info and photos from Elvis's sessions . Probably the last word on Elvis recording career. Very expensive but worth it !
roytcbintheuk wrote on December 19, 2014
I have decided to order the book yesterday through essential Elvis price at £155 plus £10 postage which I think is a good deal for three bumper sized books crammed with information and photographs and the whole weighs a whopping 10k this is certain to go up in value as its limited to only 3000 copies .
Lou A wrote on December 19, 2014
ROYT.. You'll really enjoy the book. So comprehensive and well laid out . I'm surprised there's been so little commentary on the book on this site. On another Elvis site there are over 750 posts about Ultimate Elvis.
roytcbintheuk wrote on December 19, 2014
LouA I have five volumes of the Elvis files,king creole and the king of the jungle which are all outstanding books which I have not managed to read yet.i said would not purchase anymore books but this was too good to pass up and will become an investment with only limited quantities available and yes I am surprised that there as not been as much coverage about the set on this site but thanks Lou for confirming that my purchase is worthwhile
VivaLasDavies wrote on December 21, 2014
My copy arrived this morning. One thing I've noticed, the box that should contain the limited number is blank. Anyone else have this happen?
benny scott wrote on December 21, 2014
None of the boxes has been numbered ! The whole explanation 'why' can be found on another Elvis site but it is a Belgian/Dutch site so the language is Dutch. Anyway, there will be no numbered boxes, unless the individual retailers number theirs, handwritten, what would be stupid and open the way to several (incorrect) 'nr 1'. Always El.
whetherman wrote on December 21, 2014
My copy arrived numbered. Number 109, hand written. Surely others have had numbered copies.
VivaLasDavies wrote on December 21, 2014
Not much point in telling us the explanation is on a site few of us can read!! Can anyone elaborate on this little mystery. By the way, am I the only one who is slightly disappointed with the quality of the slipcase. It's OK but really should have been of a similar quality to the books. (this is only a minor nit-pick). Also, mine arrived in very minimal packing, no bubble wrap or additional padding - thankfully it didn't suffer any knocks. Anyone else have any comments on this?
Lou A wrote on December 22, 2014
Viva , mine arrived the same way in the white box , but with a corner ding . The ding was small so I'm not complaining . The slip case really isn't very sturdy , and I noticed when I lifted the set up the bottom sagged a bit . Still this is a great book set , so those are very minor problems . I'm happy to now have a book set about Elvis's sessions I will enjoy for years to come
benny scott wrote on December 22, 2014
Main point was to make clear the boxes have not been numbered by the original editor/manufacturer, so being able or not to read a foreign language doesn't matter that much in this case. The second part of my posting was understandable enough imo. VLV :Happy with your remark(s) ? I guess you are . Always El.
benny scott wrote on December 22, 2014
Whetherman, I'll pick up my copy next Wednesday at my dealer. All the boxes being in his possession are NOT numbered, so if I ask him to WRITE number 109 on it..... see what I mean ? Always El.
VivaLasDavies wrote on December 22, 2014
My remarks were not meant to offend you Ben. However I am curious as to why they were not numbered (not that it matters that much).
benny scott wrote on December 22, 2014
OK Viva, my well meant appologies ! Just checked the explanation on the Belgian site. They apparently contacted Eric Lorentzen, asking why the boxes were not numbered. Seems Lorentzen couldn't come up with a valuable explanation but offered to send a list with the appropriate numbers for the boxes each dealer ordered, so they can/could number them by handwriting. Strange way of handling this imo. Agreed, as you wrote, not so important (to me anyway). Merry X-Mas and peace to you and all of you on this site. Always El.
Canario wrote on April 03, 2015
Beautiful books , a little disappointed in the slip case , cheaply made , should of been solid , also could of left out the Jimmy Savile pics